SSOT Historical Facts
60 years ago:
On September 23rd, 1955 a meeting was held to form the Saskatchewan Association of occupational therapists. Originally intended to be for CAOT members but there was discussion about allowing non-CAOT members to join. Around this time period the "name" is sometimes changed and referred to as the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists.
50 years ago:
On November 5th, 1965 the organisation "Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapy" was incorporated under the Non-Profit corporations Act. Around this time period the name switches between reference to "Occupational Therapy" and "Occupational Therapists".
40 years ago:
In March 1975 a submission was made by SSOT to the Saskatchewan Minister of Public Health "On the need for an educational program for occupational therapists in Saskatchewan. I believe this was the first "formal" brief to government. Prior to this time the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society (CARS) had been active in promoting a Saskatchewan School of Rehabilitation with courses in OT and PT, together with the U of S College of Medicine and the Co-ordinating Council for Rehabilitation (Saskatchewan).